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Embedded Linux app IDE bundles C++ libraries

Jan 19, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Applied Informatics is shipping a pre-release version of an Eclipse-based IDE (integrated development environment) for embedded Linux application development in C++. The Austria-based software consulting firm's Rapide++ IDE runs on both Windows and Linux development hosts and comes with C++ class… libraries for network-centric applications.

The Rapide++ IDE is based on the Eclipse project's CDT (C development tool) editor and comes with GNU GCC toolchains that support cross-compilation on either Windows or Linux hosts. The IDE also ships with a collection of C++ class libraries produced by the POCO (portable components) project, which is sponsored by Applied Informatics.

POCO libraries diagram

True to their name, the POCO components are available for a number of target OSes, including Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, HP-UX, Tru64, Solaris, and QNX. Applied Informatics says POCO project software aims to simplify the development of network-centric devices, by providing standard libraries for:

  • Threads, thread synchronization and advanced abstractions for multithreaded programming
  • Streams and filesystem access
  • Shared libraries and class loading
  • Logging and error reporting
  • Security
  • Network programming (TCP/IP sockets, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, etc.)
  • XML parsing (SAX2 and DOM) and generation
  • Configuration file and options handling
  • Database access

Additional touted Rapide++ features include:

  • Remote debugging
  • Automatic discovery of development boards connected via Ethernet (TCP/IP)
  • Automatic IP address assignment
  • Target tools include terminal, filesystem browser, editor, system viewer, process list, and thread viewer
  • POCO C++ class libraries

Applied Informatics did not announce a target ship date for Rapide++, or specifics about how the product will be licensed. It has, however, announced plans to offer training and support services around the IDE.

Additionally, the company has published a Flash-based screen cast that walks the user through connecting the IDE to a board and remotely debugging an application.

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